US homebuilder Palari is collaborating with Singapore’s SML Group to expand a pipeline of master-planned, net zero energy, sustainable communities across California.
US homebuilder Palari is collaborating with Singapore-based real-estate conglomerate Sinarmas Land Limited (SML) to expand a pipeline of master-planned sustainable communities across California.
The portfolio includes what claims to be the world’s first 3D-printed net zero energy community development in Greater Palm Springs.
Palari Villas are built using modular construction methodology, including the use of 3D-printing, allowing Palari to build high quality homes that are better for the environment and affordable.
The company builds homes that are net zero energy consumption and it claims its construction methods eliminate 90 per cent of waste associated with traditionally built homes. They are built off-site, which minimises environmental impact and the building materials used are mould and fire-resistant.
The collaboration between Palari and SML Group aims to directly address the housing shortage in the US by developing modern, sustainable, and affordable homes in multiple growing markets, starting in California.
“This partnership marks a big step towards a more sustainable future, harnessing modern construction methods to reduce our carbon footprint”
According to Palari, the current housing deficit in America is largely due to traditional construction methods not evolving, “which makes it unpredictable, slow, and expensive”. Labour shortages and the rising cost of materials are confounding the problem and, despite global concerns energy consumption and sustainability, it describes ‘green’ homes as being virtually non-existent in the market.
For Palari, making an impact towards a carbon-neutral future and supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is central to its mission. It is also a sponsor of Jump For The Planet Foundation, which aims to inspire the world to unite for climate action by providing sustainable housing for refugees.
“We are very excited to announce our strategic partnership with SML Group; [its] rich experience and successful track record in developing smart, sustainable, and affordable cities perfectly align with Palari’s vision of becoming America’s leading developer of sustainable technology-focused communities,” said Basil Starr, CEO of Palari.
Headquartered in Singapore, SML Group has a presence across seven countries, which now includes the US. SML has acquired a 40 per cent stake to jointly expand Palari’s pipeline of sustainable single-family residences through its wholly owned subsidiary
“As a sustainable leader, SML has always focused on leveraging innovative and sustainable solutions within its development and continues to seek out like-minded partners to further this endeavour,” said Michael Widjaja, group CEO of Indonesia’s Sinar Mas Land.
“This partnership marks a big step towards a more sustainable future, harnessing modern construction methods to reduce our carbon footprint.”